EnKF Workshop 2020


The 15th International EnKF Workshop
May 11-13, 2020
Hotel Vestlia Resort
Geilo, Norway

The ensemble Kalman filter (EnKF) and its many variants have been proven effective for data assimilation in large models, including those in atmospheric, oceanic, hydrologic, and petroleum reservoir systems. By bringing together technical experts, practitioners, researchers and students for presentations and informal interchange of information, we aim to share research results and suggest important challenges that have yet to be addressed. Read more here.

EnKF Workshop 2020 (The 15th International EnKF Workshop) is arranged by NORCE Energy in collaboration with the Nansen Center (NERSC) and Equinor.  

Invited speakers:
Alberto Carrassi, University of Reading, UK. "Data assimilation in chaotic systems: from dynamically-based to data-driven approaches"
Sarah Dance, University of Reading, UK. "Observation uncertainty in data assimilation"
Moha Gharamti, UCAR, USA. "Data assimilation in hydrology and streamflow forecasting"
Brian Hunt, University of Maryland, USA. "Machine learning for forecasting and data assimilation"
Elias D. Niño-Ruiz, Universidad del Norte, Colombia. "Ensemble based data assimilation via a modified Cholesky decomposition"
Markus F. Dregi, Equinor, Norway. "Ensemble based reservoir management for the people"

Scientific committee: Xiaodong Luo (xluo@norceresearch.no), Geir Evensen (geev@norceresearch.no), Dean Oliver (dean.oliver@norceresearch.no), NORCE Energy, Laurent Bertino (Laurent.Bertino@nersc.no), Nansen Center, Remus Hanea (rhane@equinor.com), Equinor and University of Stavanger (UiS)

Call for abstract: Deadline Februrary 01, 2020
We welcome abstracts on both new developments and applications of data assimilation algorithms, including but not limited to, ensemble-based methods and other Bayesian and/or nonlinear approaches. Abstracts on applications are encouraged to discuss limitations and suggest further developments of the assimilation methods. The accepted abstracts will be scheduled for either oral presentation or poster presentation. This workshop does not publish full papers, so submission of full paper is not required. To facilitate the workshop organization, we encourage our participants to submit abstracts with full information of all authors (e.g., name, affiliation, etc.). About one page must be e-mailed to Xiaodong Luo (xluo@norceresearch.no).

In addition to the workshop, there will be a crash course on data assimilation, which is arranged separately by NERSC, and will take place  in Bergen the week before the EnKF workshop, see the link Data Assimilation Crash Course

Workshop dates:  May 11-13, 2020

Workshop program (tentative): Link

Workshop Venue: Hotel Vestlia Resort, Geilo, Norway. Link 

Workshop registration: Link

Deadline for workshop registration: April 20, 2020

Travel information:

As the coronavirus is spreading worldwide, the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (FHI) has published guidelines on how Norway should handle the virus. These guidelines will apply to the forthcoming EnKF workshop.  Depending on the still very uncertain development of the situation, we might have restrictions in receiving participants from certain countries, as listed on the FHI web page. Link

For this reason, we have further extended the registration deadline to the 20th of April. We hope this will help our participants to better plan their trips, and we also suggest that our participants check the FHI webpage for updated information, before registering for the workshop.

In case that you have paid the registration fee, then Individual cancellations before the 20th of April will be refunded except for a 5% administration fee. The amount of refunding for cancellations  after the 20th of April will have to be decided accordingly, depending on the actual costs that we need to figure out by that time.

Workshop accommodation information:
The workshop will start early on Monday, 11 May, so it’d be best that our participants could arrive at Geilo on Sunday, 10 May. We have reserved a limited number of rooms with the Hotel Vestlia Resort. Workshop participants can directly book rooms with the hotel (https://vestlia.no/en/) at the price of NOK 927 per night including the breakfast. To get this price please book before 20 April. The booking code is NORCE

Workshop transportation information:
Train timetable: Link
Local (Geilo) bus pick-up time: TBA

Sponsor:    equinor-logo

Please contact Randi Valestrand (rava@norceresearch.no) if you want to sponsor the workshop.

Organizing committee: Xiaodong Luo (main contact person) (xluo@norceresearch.no), Randi Valestrand (rava@norceresearch.no) and Gro Rakner Meneilly (grme@norceresearch.no), NORCE


Contact information:
NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS, P.O.Box 22, 5838 Bergen, Norway, Phone no.: +47 56 10 70 00
Enterprise no.: 919 408 049